Posts made in May 2017

Signs Your Car Needs a Tune-Up

auto repair shop Carpentersville ilThe intervals you need to bring your car in for a tune-up varies with the age, current mileage, etc. Older cars usually need a tune-up more often than any newer models. If you are unsure if your vehicle needs to be brought into our auto repair shop in Carpentersville, IL, please read some of these signs!

The Engine Runs Rough

If you feel like your engine is running rough when you’re idling or when you accelerate, this is usually an indication you need a tune-up.

It’s Hard to Start Your Car

If your car is taking longer to start or it is hard to start, this indicates there might be a problem in the starting system. Some of these issues can be a weak battery, a weak fuel pump in the fuel system, troubles in the ignition, or a broken electronic component.

Your Car is Stalling

Another sign your car needs a tune-up is if your car is stalling a lot. This could mean the spark plugs are worn out, a part in the spark plug needs to be adjusted or replace, or your electronic sensing device needs adjustment.

To schedule an appointment for a tune-up, please contact any of the following numbers and locations:

Carpentersville- (847) 428-8000

Crystal Lake- (815) 356-7109

Palatine- (847) 991-3660

Signs Your AC Needs to be Recharged

auto repair shop Carpentersville ilWith the hot summer weather approaching, you will definitely want to make sure your air conditioner in your car is running the way it should. To learn about some signs that you might need an AC recharge, please read on!

AC Clutch is Not Engaging

Whenever you put your AC on full blast, you usually hear a clicking sound that indicates the AC clutch is engaging. This clutch engages with the AC pressure switch and it will read the pressure level of your car’s system. If the level drops too low, the switch for the pressure will not activate and the clutch won’t engage. When the clutch doesn’t engage, then your system cannot circulate any refrigerant and your AC will not work.


If your AC is not working like it used to and you’re noticing puddles of liquid near your car, this a serious sign that your car’s AC needs a recharge ASAP. The puddles of liquid will be the refrigerant that is required to make your system work. You might also notice greasy film building up near the AC components and fittings.

No Cold Air

If you are turning your AC on and it is not blowing cold air, this is probably the most obvious sign that you need a service from our experts. Another sign is that if you notice the cold air is not as cold as it should be.

If you are experiencing any of these issues, please schedule an appointment to stop by our auto repair shop in Carpentersville, IL, and other locations!

We can be reached at the following numbers:

Carpentersville- (847) 428-8000

Crystal Lake- (815) 356-7109

Palatine- (847) 991-3660